burning, falling trees
that exist just here and now –
is it then my time?
to move from zero to ten,
to grasp this, our world, anew?
chasing something lost
looking for what comes after —
time like falling stars;
I never could have finished
the race we ran together.
waiting as you leave
for the time when you’ll return –
still just counting stars;
dreaming nonlinear time
as if we could meet again.
this forgotten day
of earth-shattering damage —
spring flames to our soul;
to pray for a world long gone,
for those who went before us.
for the burning day to break —
this high sea of clouds;
atop an unknown mountain
with still more journeys ahead.
if you will not hide
from the world in which we live –
how long can we wait?
searching for our own daybreak –
will you open up to me?
grasping at straws, I’m
waiting for another world –
hoping, then falling;
as the seasons turn the tides
within the fire in my heart.
trampling through fields of dead roses,
with a mournful serenade gracing your ears
you hold your head up high, gazing at me
locks of your brown hair falling to the ground one by one
tracing our shattered destiny on the maps of time
I didn’t know what I was leaving behind.
the shadows of your fingers entwined in mine,
I still remember
the words you said to me that day
the strength of your loving embrace
but you knew, I knew, I had nothing left to give
and so you walked away without looking back
knowing that I was just waiting to die.
breaking the endless lines with your bare hands,
to the soundtrack of a selfless hero
you climbed the walls we had built together
and tore through the eternal night that was nothing but an illusion
nothing more, nothing less than a single night’s dream
the dream I could never see
the dream you left behind for me.
gasping for our breaths,
we’re drowning in this ocean —
of tears, of silence;
begging for another chance
that is not our chance to give.
waiting for you, I take
time off the ends of my life
shaving down the rough edges
that for us, translated into being “normal”…
as I wake
the moon still gazes in my eyes
breathing patience for my one true life
but I can’t wait, I say
I can’t wait anymore
I’ll walk the glass-strewn path that equates to “me”
if it means being happy
if it means we can be happy
together someday, today
in a world that will share our love
a world that will take the look in your eyes
the pain and sadness of a product that didn’t pass quality control
and turn it into open hearts
open hearts and open arms –
for this world I’ve been waiting for, I can’t wait anymore…
but I’ll wait for you.
once I’m there, I’ll wait for you.